Soul Sprout Granola Bars are nutritionally dense snacks made with a base of 12 ingredients:
- Four organic sprouted items: oat groats, buckwheat groats, millet, and almonds
- Four organic raw seeds: sunflower, pumpkin, chia, and flax
- Organic coconut syrup
- Organic cinnamon
- Organic sunflower lecithin
- Sea salt
Introducing the Functional Granola Bar.
From March 10-17, Purely Elizabeth of granola fame is selling a Wellness Bar Sampler Pack which contains 5 bars for $9.99. These bars are made with Purely Elizabeth award-winning Ancient Grain Granola and are certified organic, gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO project verified. As with every Purely Elizabeth product, you can trust the ingredients which are always of the highest quality with no added sugar, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Read more
Dates are often thought of as nature’s candy with the Medjool variety considered one of the finest there is. Large, sweet, and creamy, the Medjool is the perfect fruit to eat as is or in a recipe for Whole Grain Date Bars: a crunchy applesauce-sweetened cinnamon oat crust covered in cooked dates and topped with more crunchy oat crumble. There is no added sugar in this recipe because the dates add enough sweetness to the bars. With their soft and chewy texture between two layers of crunchy oat crumble, the dates are the star of the show and – as with most stars – they shine brightest in their simplicity. Read more
Marzipan is often known as almond paste in the United States and is generally reserved for holidays or specialty cakes but only because Americans haven’t really discovered the wonders of this nutty, chewy treat. Traditional marzipan is made with ground almonds blended with sugar or honey but modern marzipan can also be made with pistachios or hazelnuts.
Chewy and sweet, marzipan is the perfect ingredient for a candy bar because the combination of dark chocolate covered marzipan is a contrast in flavors (nuts and rich creamy chocolate) and textures (hard and chewy). Read more
Seeing red? Feeling blue? There’s an Antidote for that.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of incredible chocolate bars on the market but Antidote Dark Chocolate Bars are in a league of their own. Created by Red Thalhammer who was born, raised, and educated in Austria before moving to New York City, Antidote Dark Chocolate Bars differ from other bean-to-bar chocolate makers in that she uses half raw and half roasted cacao to make bars that are comparatively low in sugar (0-8 grams per 1.1 ounce serving) but off the charts in flavor. Read more
Sometimes the most delicious products are found in the most unlikely places.
Iowa City is known for a lot of things – a huge university (University of Iowa – home of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop), local breweries, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, the Airliner Bar (where Ashton Kutcher was discovered by a modeling scout), and the New Pioneer Food Co-op (think of a small-scale Whole Foods Market but better) which is where I found California Suncakes: 4-ounce oatcakes that come in 6 varieties: Read more
8 to the bar is a gluten-free and dairy-free snack made of 8 (mostly organic) ingredients: nuts (almonds and walnuts), seeds (pepitas, sunflower, and sesame), dried fruits (figs, cherries), and oats blended with local, raw, unfiltered honey, organic coconut oil, organic evaporated coconut palm sugar, and organic coconut manna. A chewy, crunchy, and slightly sweet blend of wholesome ingredients, 8 to the bar is a delicious snack food to be enjoyed any time of the day. Read more
We are going to give you something awesome to eat, and then we’re going to blow your mind when you look at the ingredients. And that’s where we stand. No compromise. No sacrifice.
Hu Kitchen has never been accused of being a shrinking violet in the food world. In fact, they are on a mission to change the way modern human beings eat: away from highly processed products often described as “healthy” and “natural” and towards food with recognizable ingredients that taste awesome. One of the ways this food industry rebel does this is by making eight dark chocolate (72%) specialty bars: Read more
The average adult only eats 15 grams of fiber per day. Women need 25 grams of fiber per day, and men need 38 grams of fiber per day. ~Institute of Medicine, National Institute of Health
Fiber is one of those things that most people under the age of 60 don’t want to talk about because fiber helps move food through the digestive system and youngish people tend to avoid any discussion about indoor plumbing. But, because so much of the food we consume is refined and processed, we need to talk about this issue because most of us are not consuming enough fiber on a daily basis. Read more
Making your own energy bars is simple and easy (and not nearly as difficult as it may seem) with the benefits (flavor, taste, freshness) greatly outweighing the convenience of buying them. All you need is a food processor, parchment paper, a pan (a 7 x 10 rectangle or 8 x 8 square or 9 x 9 square) and fresh wholesome ingredients that include nuts, seeds, fresh fruit, dried fruit, and a few other special ingredients from your pantry. Read more